Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen is willing to work with Peter Moores if it means playing for the national side once again, according to the Telegraph.
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When asked if he would be happy to serve under Moores, Pietersen explained that would not have an issue with the England coach, “Absolutely. I said when I finished the captaincy, I can go back and play.
“I can’t captain because I don’t think our relationship’s great, but I’ve played under Andy Flower and I probably had a pretty worse relationship with Flower than I did with Moores,” he continued.
Despite the willingness to put their problems aside, the 34-year-old did criticise England’s World Cup tactics, which led to elimination at the group stages.
“I heard the coach come out and say ‘we don’t have a settled side’. Well, mate, you played six months of one-day cricket before that game, just even if you don’t think you’ve got a settled squad, you don’t go and tell the whole world you don’t have a settled squad,” he added.
Pietersen has a chequered history with the England coach, as the breakdown of their working relationship in 2009 led to Pietersen being sacked as captain, while Moores was also given his marching orders by the ECB.
The former Lancashire coach was reinstated by the national team last year, and it appeared he would not have to work with the South African born batsman, after his controversial autobiography seemed to end any hope of a potential return to the team.
However, incoming ECB chairman Colin Graves offered Pietersen a lifeline by suggesting that the door is still open should he rejoin a county, and abandon the riches of the Indian Premier League, something to which Pietersen is happy to oblige.